"I've only been T1 for five years, but have finally started getting a handle on how certain foods affect me. My breakfast Mon - Fri is plain Greek yogurt w/allegedly 7 carbs; my weekend breakfast is usually an Eggbeater omelette, 5 carbs. I…"
Do you monitor your own BP now? I just had the same issue; always reading high while at the doctors office. I was put on BP meds about 5 years ago. The last visit to my OBGYN my BP was higher than usual and they suggested I buy a good quality…"
"My primary caught it at my annual physical as my fasting number was quite high. She had me test for a week and all readings were high. She put me on oral meds because of my age, assuming I was T2. But, she also immediately made an appointment for me…"
"Hi: I am on the OmniPod, so it is easy to hide it. I was diagnosed approximatly four years ago at the age of 59. No one at work other than the PA in Occ Health knows that I am T1. I have a couple of people at work who are very intersted in my…"
"I think this is just a hint of things to come. I had Blue Chip RI until January of this year, and the company switched to HMO Blue New England (Anthem). My $20 co-pay for a three month supply of Pods is now $345.00! Insulet bills my insurance…"
"After I saw your post, I ordered it on line for a back-up; received it yesterday. I've tested on my Omnipod which uses FreeStyle strips, and on the True2Go. As another poster mentioned, the True2Go was consistently 20 points higher. Now I am…"
"I keep it to myself. I am 3 1/2 years into T1(got it at age 59)and other than my medical professionals, I have told a total of 2 people, one sister, and a good friend who stays at my place from time to time. Occ Health at work knows about it, my…"
Sorry you have to go through this, but welcome to the group; keep reading all you can on the boards, they contain a wealth of information. I have kept my disease pretty much to myself; other than medical professionals, I've told one sister…"
"I always say "no" because it has never affected my ability to drive. I am well controlled and plan to stay that way. Plus, it is a very vague question. If you were 100 pounds overweight, you could possibly have a heart attack, sleep apnea,…"
"Same here. I told the PA in Occ health at the request of my Dr. but no one else on this site of 1,000 staff know about it. I've only told two non-medical people about it; one of my sisters, and a friend who sometimes stays with me for over a…"
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